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ETNA CRATERS EXCURSION
HIKE TO THE ETNA TOP SUMMIT

 


 

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Excursion's name: Etna Craters Excursion-Hike To The Etna Top Summit
Tipology: Group or Private Tour (see details below)
Duration: Full Day - 7 hours
(9.30-16.30)
Price: 85.00 Euro (Group Tour). Private Tour rates at the bottom page


Tourists standing on the Etna crater rim
Standing on the crater rim.

 

Itinerary:
"Hike to the Etna craters
Valle del Bove seen from the top

 

Etna craters excursion will start in the morning. It's need to be at meeting point (Rifugio Sapienza at 1950m.s.l- Etna's southern slope) at 9,30. Having met your guide the excursion begins taking the cable car to reach quickly and easily the arrival station at 2500m s.l on the western flank of the Montagnola. There we'll take the 4WD bus and after twenty minutes will arrive at Torre del Filosofo (2900m) at the feet of the Etna's main craters (3340m).

From there (2900m), climb to the summit craters (3315m, ca. 1-1.5 hours climbing, 300-400mm difference). The exact route of ascend and which of the summit craters can be visited will depend on weather, volcanological activity etc. Spend ca.1-2hours in the summit region, descend to the point of departure  (optional break at 2900m to observe the 2002-2003 eruption craters) reaching Torre del Filosofo.

We'll  leave the torre del Filosofo (2900m) and will descend the southern slope of Etna Volcano crossing the ash desert created by the last eruption down to the 2001 explosive vent and to the Montagnola where the huge valle del Bove caldera is visible. From the montagnola will run down on the ash along its steep slope to the Rif. Sapienza. Arrive time 5,00pm.  

 

Etna main craters (aerial view)

Geological and Nature Highlights:

Etna Main Craters | Eruptive fracture of 2001  - vents and lava field | Eruptive vents and lava flow of 2002-03 eruption (south side) | "Valle del Bove" Caldera

 

 
Itinerary details
 

Tipology:

Hike/Trekking

Difficulty:

MODERATE

Duration:

7 ore

Distance

7Km

Gradient:

300ms way up and 1300ms way down

 
RATES

GROUP TOUR RATE
(You will join to some other people)
85 Euro per person
(including cable car + 4wd bus one way ticket!)



PRIVATE TOUR RATES

         

 Persons

1
person
2 persons 3-4 persons 5 - 8 persons 9 or more
persons

Price per Person

345 Euro Eur 185  Eur 155

Eur 115

Eur 95

 

GROUP RATES and T.O.

Request a QUOTATION

Price Includes:

  • Certified VolcanoTrek mountain guide service

  • Cableway + 4x4 Ticket  to the summit area up to 2900m ONE WAY TICKET

ADDITIONAL SERVICES (on request)
  • Pick up from Catania, Taormina or other location in Sicily

  • Food and drinks

  • Complimentary information booklet and CD

  • Full accommodation search assistance. Accomodation available on the Etna's slope.

Additional Info:

 

  • Tour is operated in English. For other languages, please contact us.

  •  All participants must be in good health (no asthma, no respitory disorders, no heart problems, no blood pressure problems).

  • Participants should wear trekking shoes suitable for rugged terrain or jogging shoes at least, and a wind-proof jacket. A rucksack can be usefull, too.

  • This walk is graded EASY (for all ages). However, weather conditions apply (strong winds, cold and snow, even in summer).

 
PAYMENT and BOOKING Travel Voucher

To book email: info@volcanotrek.com or fill our Booking Form
T: (39) 333 2096604

For every confirmed booking you will be required to print a voucher which is presented at the destination. You will receive a link to your voucher via email once your booking is confirmed.

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Etna is a very active volcano, so the ascent to the main craters could not be done because of safety (Volcanological or weather  conditions).

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